Tag Archives: consequences

Receiving and Acting on the Word; April 23, 2018


Zechariah 12:10 “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as … Continue reading

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Following God; February 11, 2018


Jeremiah 5:30-31 “A horrible and shocking thing has happened in the land: The prophets prophesy lies, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way. But what will you do in the end?” This passage … Continue reading

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Desires; January 9, 2018


Proverbs 11:23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath. I find this verse very comforting at the moment, particularly as the NIV has interpreted it. The Japanese translation is … Continue reading

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Repentance; August 15, 2017


2 Chronicles 12:12 Because Rehoboam humbled himself, the Lord’s anger turned from him, and he was not totally destroyed. Indeed, there was some good in Judah. The Bible is certainly a story of multiple chances. It makes it clear that … Continue reading

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Who or What You Follow; July 30, 2017


2 Kings 17:15 They followed worthless idols and themselves became worthless. This one part of this one verse speaks volumes, not only about the 10 Northern tribes but about the human condition in general. The Bible warns us in many … Continue reading

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Recovering from Mistakes; July 28, 2017


2 Kings 8:4 The king was talking to Gehazi, the servant of the man of God, and had said, “Tell me about all the great things Elisha has done.” Sometimes the Old Testament narrative leaves questions about chronology. It seems … Continue reading

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Choosing God; July 16, 2017


1 Kings 18:21 Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” This is the story of the most dramatic … Continue reading

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